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History of
the Hall

The story of
Worlington Hall

With a population of circa 500, Worlington is a truly tranquil Suffolk village. Perched upon the boundaries of this quaint East Anglian community sits our beautiful 16th Century hall, a former manor house which has stood proudly since 1570.

Wonder down to the bottom of our grounds and you'll find yourself upon the south bank of the River Lark, peacefully flowing past our River Bar, one mile southwest of Mildenhall and six miles north of Newmarket. Listed in the Doomsday Book, Worlington is noted to have two fisheries and mill, suggesting it lay on the edge of the old fen sea.

After years hosting guests from near and far to stay, celebrating the most precious moment and more, Worlington Hall is now privately owned by Michael Platten and Louis Waters who plan to restore this magnificent venue back to its former glory whilst creating a retreat for years to come.

Image by Anastasiia Krutota

Newmarket Races

Just 10 miles from Worlington Hall you'll find yourself immersed in the historic town of Newmarket, Suffolk - the home of horse racing. 

With both the Rowley Miley and July courses, Newmarket is renowned for its precedence in the equestrian world. What's more, musicians from across the World perform each summer, entertaining the thousands of guests who flock to the races each year.

Bury St. Edmunds

The truly magnificent Bury St. Edmunds is just a 20 minute drive from Worlington Hall. Offering a perfect blend of history soaked cobbled streets, views within the 14 acre Abbey Gardens and all the modern convenience of the Arc shopping centre, Bury is a perfect day out in Suffolk. 

Image by Phil Hearing
Image by Jean-Luc Benazet


Explore the grandeur and precedence of Cambridge, easily accessible by car from Worlington. Explore the colleges recognised around the World, enjoy an afternoon of punting on the River Camb or simply indulge with a beautifully British afternoon picnic upon Jesus Green or Parker's Piece. 

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